Skip to comments.Cosmic Impact Site That Created Earth’s Axial Tilt and Fault Lines
Posted on 12/08/2010 8:07:46 PM PST by mdraghici
© Mihai Radu Draghici
|Abstract: Using Google Earth and browsing the geographic appearance of the Earths crust starting from the South Pacific Ocean right above Antarctica and traveling over to Drakes Passage and into the South Atlantic Ocean there seems to be a visual trace that some sort of cosmic collision occurred in that area. (See Figure 1) The impact of the object surfed across the ocean and collided with the bottom of South America where it once connected to Antarctica creating Drakes Passage opening. This impact also may have had the kinetic energy to break the Earths crustal plate and create the fault lines (See Figure 3) in addition to changing Earths axial tilt (See Figure 2).[Report and Opinion. 2010;2(2):1-2]. (ISSN: 1553-9873).||
Figure 1. Impact collision point and path of motion for the cosmic object
They say pictures speak a thousand words so before you read what Im about to say take a moment and study the photos shown in figures below. In Figure 1, you can see a red outline drawn to represent the impact site and the path of trajectory. The object hit the South Atlantic Ocean and surfed around the top edge of Antarctica until colliding with what was once the connected land mass between the bottom tip of South America and Antarctica known as Drakes Passage (Figure 4). As the object surfed across the ocean it tore away at the ice sheet and created a gigantic wave across the Pacific Ocean destroying almost every land mass above sea level in its path. The force of the water can be easily seen carving out the entire western coastline of South America all the way up to Mexico (Figure 5).
The Mayans placed a monument on Robinson Crusoe Island off the coast of Chile and some people believe this is Apocalypse Island. If this impact really did occur then this island would most definitely have been the center point which experienced the most horrific events from the tsunami and shock wave from the energy released in the area. Perhaps the civilization at Machu Picchu in Peru was started because it was the only place left to inhabit after this event occurred in the region. All history was wiped off the face of the southern hemisphere surrounding this impact and affected all civilizations across the globe. The shock wave and amount of water that was displaced out of the Pacific could have travelled as far East as the Lost City of Atlantis. There is a Google Earth image at the bottom of the Atlantic Sea showing a grid-like pattern on the ocean floor which may resemble a man-made city structure about 620 miles of the coast of Spain near the Canary Islands. The force of impact would have created the fault line that broke the Earths plate right down the middle of the Atlantic Ocean and would have flooded most of the plains in the area. The story of Atlantis speaks of giant volcano popping out of the Earth and destroying everything and then the city just sinks away under water. Depending on what this cosmic object was made out of it could have added to the Earths water mass and increased the amount of water on the planet. Astronomers have found asteroids that contain large amounts of frozen water and this type of object may have been what hit Earth.
Figure 2. Earths Axial Tilt in Relation to the Impact Site
If you study the fault line Figure 3 below you will notice that there are breaks in Earths plate along the exact impact location surrounding the boundaries of the objects path as it traveled across the crust after impact. The force exerted on Earths crust perfectly demonstrates the pattern of cracks along stress points from the aftershock across the entire planet. In addition to the fault lines, Earths axial tilt was created from this cosmic impact as well. Take a look at Figure 2 to the left and how the impact location perfectly represents the physics associated with such a collision rotating our planets center of spin.
Figure 3. Earths Crustal Fault Lines in Relation to the Impact Site
Figure 4. Drakes Passage Opening
Figure 5. S. Americas Coastline Topography
All this evidence puts into perspective the possibility of such a cosmic impact having occurred here on the planet Earth within recorded history and the existence of human kind.
© Mihai Radu Draghici
Would 25,920 be an acceptable compromise? ;o)
Yes, about half of it anyway. (the choir didn’t wish to be preached to)
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How Did Continents Split? Geology Study Shows New PictureLike pieces in a giant jigsaw puzzle, continents have split, drifted and merged again many times throughout Earth's history, but geologists haven't understood the mechanism behind the moves... Throughout Earth's history, there have been six major continental assembly and breakup events, about 500 million years apart. Currently the Earth is in breakup cycle in which the Atlantic and Indian oceans are opening, Nance said... About 650 million years ago -- when the first jellyfish evolved -- North America, South America and Africa were stuck together as one large continent called Gondwana, with some smaller islands floating on a neighboring continental plate. Over time, these islands collided with the large group of continents and were attached to it in a process called accretion. About 525 million years ago, that land mass broke apart... forming the Iapetus Ocean.
May 23, 2006
Adapted from materials provided by Ohio University
Plate Tectonics May Grind To A Halt, Then Start Again
Do the continents really drift?The distances between terrestrial radio telescopes can be measured with incredible accuracy by pointing the telescopes at the same celestial targets and operating them as interferometers. The distances between telescopes a continent apart can then be pegged to within 5 centimeters. For example, the distance between radio telescopes at Fort Davis, TX, and Onsala, Sweden, is 7,940,732.17 ± 0.10 meters. If North America and Europe are drifting apart several centimeters per year, this change should have been noticed since 1979, when adequate geodetic precision became available. Actually, no drift has been noted.
by William R. Corliss
Science Frontiers #26: Mar-Apr 1983
(Thomsen, D.E.; "Mark III Interferometer Measures Earth, Sky, and Gravity's Lens," Science News, 123:20, 1983.)
Comment. Of course, continental drift could be episodic, with the continents now static.
Reference. Objections to continental drift are legion. Refer to ETL6 and ETL7 in our Catalog: Carolina Bays, Mima Mounds.
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The “cutting edge science types” who got run out of here were very much pro-Darwinist; it was more than two years ago; and the website owner is very much NOT pro-Darwinisn. IOW don’t believe everything you read above this message. :’)
The images look compelling, but an impact causing the tilt may be a bit of a stretch.
Very interesting, none the less.
If those geographical features WERE created an impact, I bet that caused one hell of a shake!!! (wouldn’t have wanted to be on the planet that day - Well... Maybe I would.) lol
I wholeheartedly agree!
Shaded a bit in your favor, but OK with me; you are very gracious. Eighty years is only a lifetime amongst FRiends. :-)
No I mean that about 4,700 years ago, Tiamat was the pole star.
“The 23.5 degree number is the average that is the simplified version for childrens textbooks.”
Well, then, I had better put away my orbital mechanics books and rewrite some equations I wrote since they’re just cartoons and probably not working. /drippy-drippy-sarcasm
The 23.5 is a close enough number for discussions but the Earth is not going to change much from that in our lifetime.
Not very precise nor accurate for an engineer, imo.
“Uranus spins sideways.
(can you read that without grinning?)”
No, and I bet you didn’t write that without a smirk. :>
Ahhh, no. More likely climatic changes such as glaciation.